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This "collective" lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages on behalf of 18 workers employed by Pallet Express, Inc. as Fork Lift Drivers and Yard Jockeys at the company's plants in Easton and Nazareth, PA. The lawsuit alleges that Pallet Express violated federal and state overtime laws by failing to pay the workers extra overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 per week. Instead, the workers were just paid their straight hourly rate for all of their work hours, including overtime hours. Pallet Express denied all liability, and the Judge has not yet decided who will win. You can learn more about the lawsuit below.
Nov 29, 2016
Today, our firm filed a class and collective action lawsuit against Pallet Express, Inc. in the United States District Court in Allentown, PA on behalf of Fork Lift Drivers and Yard Jockeys at the company's plants in Easton and Nazareth, PA. The lawsuit alleges that Pallet Express violated federal and Pennsylvania law by not paying Fork Lift Drivers and Yard Jockeys extra overtime compensation calculated at 150% of their regular pay rate for hours worked over 40 per week. Instead, the employees were only paid straight time for hours over 40. You can access a copy of the Complaint below. If you would like additional information about the lawsuit, feel free to call our office at (215) 884-2491.
Feb 2, 2017
Today, Pallet Express filed its Answer to the lawsuit. In the Answer, Pallet Express denies violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below.
Apr 24, 2017
Today, the Federal Judge issued an order "conditionally certifying" an FLSA collective. As a result of this order, current and former individuals employed as Yard Jockeys or Forklift Operators at Pallet Express’ Easton and Nazareth plants will receive forms telling them about the lawsuit and explaining the steps they must take to join the lawsuit. You can access the Judge's conditional certification order below.
Apr 25, 2017
Today, the Judge entered the scheduling order. Under the order, the parties have until September 8, 2017 to complete discovery. A copy of the scheduling order is available below.
Aug 30, 2017
We are very happy to report that 18 workers joined this lawsuit. We are very happy to be representing these individuals going forward.
Nov 3, 2017
We are pleased that this lawsuit has been resolved. Earlier today, the Judge entered an order terminating the case.